Moving into Autumn

2014 boys in soccer gearEven though autumn started several weeks ago, it seems like I’m just accepting that summer is over as soccer season comes to an end.  In many ways September, even though it was chilly at times, was filled with a lot of summer like activities.

With my two boys in soccer at different schools, there were weeks last month when I was attending 8 soccer games a week.  It was crazy, soccer mom time all of September.

We were also replacing our backyard fence, painting our deck, and trying to get ready for what looks like another rough winter ahead.

Then came a trip up to Kalamazoo for a wedding last weekend.  My mom and I had a chance to stop by the Lake Michigan shoreline in a few places in Michigan on the way up and back.

Just want to share a few pictures of our recent adventures and activities.

You can see some of our new cedar fence in the background
You can see some of our new cedar fence in the background
Windmill in Hickory Corners Michigan
Windmill in Hickory Corners Michigan
mom at buffalo harbor 2014
Mom near Buffalo Harbor by Lake Michigan
restoring the shoreline 2014
The wedding we attended was at a bird sanctuary in Hickory Corners, Michigan
gulls along Lake Michigan
gulls on a beautiful sunny day along Lake Michigan
carriage house where we stayed oct 2014
carriage house where Mom and I stayed for the Beckman October wedding 2014

Hope you are all having a wonderful October!

 

13 thoughts on “Moving into Autumn”

  1. You play soccer in summer over there? We play in winter…we would die of the heat otherwise! 8 soccer games a week – that’s hardcore soccer mum action there Karen :). It was lovely to see some photos of Michigan – I have some very good much misses friends who live there. Xo

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    1. I think we’d be wiser if we played when it’s cooler. Some of the soccer games were really hot. Michigan is particularly beautiful this time of year — it was good to get away from all that soccer for a few days. 🙂

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  2. Loved your images Karen.. Sounds like you have had a fun packed month.. And wow.. 8 soccer games per week.. Now that is real dedicated Mom support! 🙂
    Here Football is just starting again.. And glad my days at the side of the footy pitch are over..
    Love and Hugs for October xxx

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  3. Karen thanks for taking us along on your vacation. It was very relaxing, although I am glad I am not a soccer Mom. And by the way suggest to the boys that they look into referring games it has become a profitable and valuable work experience.

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    1. Marvin, I’m glad you liked it! My oldest son is doing a bit of refereeing, but mostly at this point for service hours. I think he needs to have 100 hours of community service at his school.

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  4. Eight soccer games! Yikes, Karen. That’s a real commitment! 🙂 The wedding trip sounds like a nice adventure since it was held at a bird sanctuary. That sounds delightful. Our October has been ‘family birthday month” so we’ve had a lot going on…but it’s happy chaos! I can take it when it’s about birthdays and celebrations. 🙂

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